Wisdom Teeth Removal in Sahuarita, AZ

Extract Third Molars, Protect Oral Health

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop. Some people develop all four ‌molars, while others develop more or less than four or none ‌at all. Dentists and oral surgeons recommend having these molars extracted as soon as possible because the average mouth does not have room for them.

Dr. Robert Wood, Dr. Nicholas Coles, Dr. Negin Saghafi, and Dr. Jerome Holbrook perform wisdom teeth extraction in Sahuarita, AZ, for teens and adults. We offer many anesthesia options for your comfort and will guide you through every step of the process. Contact Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons today if it's time for you or your child to have wisdom teeth removed.

Why Get Oral Surgery To Remove Wisdom Teeth?

When there is not enough room for wisdom teeth, they may only partially erupt or remain fully trapped beneath the gums, known as impaction. An impacted wisdom tooth can grow sideways and damage the roots of other teeth. Because their path is blocked, impacted wisdom teeth will not erupt naturally and must be surgically removed.

Wisdom teeth can push other teeth out of alignment as they try to squeeze through the gums. Many people feel discomfort in the back of the mouth due to wisdom teeth, while others do not feel any pain. However, wisdom teeth can cause problems without causing pain or immediately noticeable symptoms.

If left untreated, wisdom teeth become more firmly embedded in the jaw and surgery to remove them can be more difficult. They may lead to issues such as:
  • Damage to other teeth and their roots
  • Damage to facial nerves
  • Cysts or tumors
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Bite misalignment
  • Difficulty fully opening the mouth or swallowing
Your dentist takes X-rays during exams and will refer you to an oral surgeon if wisdom teeth are detected. You can also visit Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons without a referral. We will evaluate your oral health and determine if it's time to remove wisdom teeth.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery

During the first visit, we will take 3D scans of your mouth, of your mouth to evaluate your wisdom teeth. Your surgeon will go over the details of your procedure and answer any questions you have. We typically use IV sedation for wisdom tooth removal, but will discuss all of your anesthesia options.

Once the anesthesia has been administered, your surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue covering the tooth and extract it. Your surgeon may break large teeth into smaller pieces to make removal easier. If a wisdom tooth has fully erupted, we can remove the tooth using forceps without making an incision, similar to a simple tooth extraction. After all the wisdom teeth are removed, we place sutures as necessary and the procedure is complete.

After undergoing IV sedation, a responsible adult must drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours. Post-surgery, follow the instructions from our office to ensure a fast and smooth recovery. They contain information on when to rinse your mouth, how to brush your teeth, how to care for your extraction sites, and more.

Cost of Wisdom Teeth Removal

The cost of wisdom tooth extraction is different for everyone. Factors like insurance, anesthesia, the number of wisdom teeth, and the overall extent of surgery contribute to the final cost. Our staff will provide you with a cost estimate for your oral surgery at the first appointment so you know exactly what to expect. Contact us in Sahuarita, AZ, today to find out how much your wisdom teeth removal would cost.

Types of Anesthesia

We offer a variety of anesthesia choices to ensure a comfortable oral surgery experience.

Hear From Wisdom Teeth Removal Patients

These patients can tell you about their firsthand experience undergoing wisdom teeth removal at our office.
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Reviews From Our Wisdom Teeth Removal Patients

Meet CatherineDecember 2018

Catherine Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure Watch Review

“I came to AZOMS to get my wisdom teeth extracted. When I walked in, everybody was super open, super friendly. They really helped out with my anxiety. Everyone was really, really nice. My procedure was very quick. It was over and done, and I barely felt anything afterward. I wasn’t sore or anything. Dr. Coles was super friendly, super laidback. He just helped me get adjusted to this place really quickly. He made the surgery very easy. I had a wonderful experience here, and I would definitely recommend AZOMS to anyone.”

Meet DavidOctober 2017

David Reviews His Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure Watch Review

“Basically what was going on in my mouth was, every time I would eat, it would really hurt. So I came here to see Dr. Coles, and I needed to get my wisdom teeth pulled out. Dr. Coles is very nice. He tells you what’s going on. He tells you what’s going to go on during the surgery, how you’re going to feel, what’s going on. The surgery ended up finishing really quick. I had no pain whatsoever. I was really amazed about how he did. The staff here at AZOMS were very nice, very welcoming, and comforting. I am very happy that I got my wisdom teeth pulled out here at AZOMS. Now, I don’t have pain when I open up my mouth, when I chew, when I eat. My life is a lot better after surgery. I highly recommend AZOMS, and Dr. Coles is really awesome.”

Meet AmandaJanuary 2017

Amanda Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure Watch Review

“I came to Arizona Oral Surgeons to get my wisdom teeth pulled. It was time for them to be taken out because they were growing in, so they needed to get rid of them so they won’t bug me later on. I was very nervous indeed. I’ve never been knocked out/put under anesthetic/put to sleep before, so I was very concerned about how it was going to be and what was going to happen afterwards because everyone reacts differently. It went really well! I was actually really happy that it went well instead of chaos, and they were being so nice, and they didn’t act like it was their job. They treated me like a friend, not just a patient. My recovery was actually really good. I was fine, I was awake, I wasn’t groggy or anything. Dr. Coles was a really, really nice guy. I had fun. “

Meet NickAugust 2016

Nick Reviews His Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure Watch Review

“My wisdom teeth were irritating me really bad; I was in a lot of pain. Dr. Wood’s very energetic. He’s high energy but very comforting to talk to. He walks you through the whole process. He’s very informational with everything, and he’s just a fun, easygoing guy. I was nervous about the pain, the procedure, what was involved, the aftercare, but everybody here made it really easy and comfortable. For the procedure, we came in, they put me under right away, made it very quick, noninvasive. It was painless. And when I got out, the staff was very, very comforting. They called me to check up on me, asked me how everything was going, how I was feeling, what they could do for me, if anything. I felt very — I don’t know how you put it — like part of the family. Arizona Oral Surgery is definitely a place that I would recommend.”

Meet SydneyApril 2016

Sydney Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure Watch Review

“I started having issues with my wisdom teeth at a golf tournament in Florida, and I didn’t tell my parents because I didn’t want them to freak out. It was just major pain; my cheek started swelling up because of the infection that was coming about. Dr. Wood made the procedure very easy for me. I was very pleased with how he treated me. Once I was done with my procedure, he called me that night. He also called me the next day just to make sure everything was going well. Coming to Dr. Wood was probably the best decision I made because they’re so welcoming; it’s almost as though they were part of the family or really close friends for a while. I would definitely recommend Arizona Oral Surgeons because of the family feel that you get and how welcoming and easy it is to get along with everyone.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my dentist remove wisdom teeth?

Dentists can perform simple tooth extractions and some can perform wisdom tooth extractions. Oral surgeons, however, are the most qualified experts to remove wisdom teeth. Oral surgeons undergo many years of training after dental school and are the only dental professionals qualified to administer all forms of anesthesia. For wisdom teeth removal and other oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures, dentists refer patients to an oral surgeon for treatment.

Will I be asleep during wisdom teeth removal?

Most patients undergo IV sedation for wisdom teeth removal, which will render you into a semi-conscious state. You will be awake enough to ‌respond to questions, but will not feel any pain. We often combine this with a local anesthetic to further numb the surgical area. Our oral surgeons also offer laughing gas and general anesthesia.

What is a dry socket?

A dry socket occurs when the blood clot forming within a healing tooth socket becomes dislodged. It is quite painful because the underlying bone and nerves are exposed. You can prevent a dry socket by not using straws or smoking during the healing period.

What age should I have wisdom teeth removed?

We recommend having wisdom teeth removed as soon as they ‌develop. For most people, this is between the ages of 17 and 25. Early extraction is often easier because the molars are not fully developed and younger patients ‌tend to recover faster. However, you can have wisdom teeth removed at any age. We see many adults in their 30s, 40s, and beyond undergo wisdom tooth extraction.

Exceptional Outcomes From a Team You Can Trust

We’ve been caring for patients in southern Arizona for over 50 years. As board-certified experts, our surgeons bring years of training and expertise to you and your loved ones with the highest standards. Learn more about our office or contact Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons today to see how we can improve your oral health.

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